Why You Should Visit Sharm el Sheikh
The coastal resort of Sharm el Sheikh is home to long stretches of beautiful beaches and many world-class resorts and hotels, making it the ideal seaside getaway. As well as the opportunity to relax in the Egyptian sun, there are plenty of exciting outdoor activities for travelers to enjoy such as snorkeling and diving. Additionally, the city’s close proximity to the Sinai desert has made it a popular base for those looking to go on an excursion into the desert and experience authentic Bedouin life. Any visit to the city should also include a stroll through Sharm Old Town where you can find many beautiful buildings and lively marketplaces.
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Arriving In Sharm el Sheikh
Sharm El Sheikh International Airport is the third busiest in Egypt comprised of two passenger terminals. The most convenient way to get to your destination once you have landed is to hop in a taxi just outside the airport, although there are also car rental companies available if you want your own vehicle. Inside the airport there are plenty of amenities available including places to eat and drink as well as duty-free shops so you won’t be bored while you wait for your flight.
If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Sharm el Sheikh it is not possible to make the journey directly as no airlines currently provide direct flights from the UAE. However, there are plenty of stopover options available so you can easily make the trip. Check out our list of the best places to visit in Egypt to make the most out of your trip.
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Sharm el Sheikh Travel Information
UAE nationals traveling to Egypt will not require a visa for any trip up to three months. The weather in Sharm el Sheikh is hot over the summer but not quite as hot as it is in the UAE with average highs of around 37 degrees. Although the city does have a network of buses, it is usually much more convenient to simply rely on taxis to get around, although you can find car-rental companies at Sharm el Sheikh International Airport if necessary.
* This information is correct as of September 2017
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